Gold work 2

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I’ve put the front leg into my practice piece.

Luna likes to make herself really comfy

Just catching a few rays. Perhaps I could attach solar cells & she could work while she sleeps.

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SAL update: April

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Wind in the willows is finished & I’ve made a start on the next one.

If you would like to see what the rest of the group have been busy stitching, follow the links below

AvisClaireGunCaroleKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristina,

KathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaMary Margaret,

HeidiConnieJackieSunnyHayleyTonyMeganTimothy

Preparing for gold work

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For my next module with the royal school of needlework I have chosen gold work. As I have not had much experience of working with gold thread, I thought it would be a good idea to try it out. I copied my design on to a spare piece of silk, & I have been working on the felt padding before, the real thing, there are four layers of felt under that hare.

Layers 1&2

I hope it’s ok & I can get started on the ‘best’ one. I was asked to come up with a name it’s going to be known as the ‘Hoo Hare’ , from the Hoo peninsula in Kent (UK).

SAL update: March

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Here’s my progress in the last 3 weeks, I didn’t quite manage to finish wind in the willows this time, but I’m pleased with the progress.

If you would like to see what the others in the group have been up to, please use the links below

AvisClaireGunCaroleKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristina,

KathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaMary Margaret,

HeidiConnieJackieSunnyHayley, Tony

SAL update: March

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Another one finished, Little House on the Prairie. I managed to finish this one, due to being off sick & snow days. I’ve been a little ill recently having had a bad migraine & coughing, which I still have over a week on, according to the doctor they are caused by a virus & I must rest, in the next breath I was also told I’m fit for work. All I can say is thanks to the recent snow in the Uk I did manage to rest. I’m still intrigued how you can teach without speaking, yes the coughing was that bad, along with rest while teaching kids. Still not sure how Monday will go, but I do have my A level groups.

Anyway he’s my progress so far on Happy ever after by the frosted pumpkin

Please do have a quick look at what everyone has been busy stitching

AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnnKateJessSueConstanzeDebbieroseChristina,

KathyMargaretCindyHelenStephLindaMary Margaret,

HeidiConnieJackie, Sunny

Gold work preparation

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As some of you know I’m working my way through the royal School of needlework’s certificate in technical hand embroidery.

My canvas work is coming to a close now, so it’s time to prep for the next module, I’ve chosen gold. I’ve never worked with gold threads before, I’m slowly improving, the second teardrop is much better than the first.